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Friends

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friend

FRIEND, noun frend.

1. One who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which lead him to desire his company, and to seek to promote his happiness and prosperity; opposed to foe or enemy.

A friend loveth at all times. Proverbs 17:17.

2. One not hostile; opposed to an enemy in war.

3. One reconciled after enmity. Let us be friends again.

4. An attendant; a companion.

5. A favorer; one who is propitious; as a friend to commerce; a friend to poetry; a friend to charitable institution.

6. A favorite. Hushai was David's friend

7. A term of salutation; a familiar compellation.

FRIEND, how camest thou in hither? Matthew 22:12.

So Christ calls Judas his friend though a traitor.

Mat 26.

8. Formerly, a paramour.

9. A friend at court, one who has sufficient interest to serve another.

FRIEND, verb transitive frend. To favor; to countenance; to befriend; to support or aid. [But we now use befriend.]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friended

FRIEND'ED, participle passive frend'ed.

1. Favored; befriended.

2. adjective Inclined to love; well disposed.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friendless

FRIEND'LESS, adjective frend'less. Destitute of friends; wanting countenance or support; forlorn.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friendlike

FRIEND'LIKE, adjective frend'like. Having the dispositions of a friend.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friendliness

FRIEND'LINESS, noun frend'liness.

1. A disposition to friendship; friendly disposition.

2. Exertion of benevolence or kindness.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friendly

FRIEND'LY, adjective frend'ly.

1. Having the temper and disposition of a friend; kind; favorable; disposed to promote the good of another.

Thou to mankind be good and friendly still, and oft return.

2. Disposed to peace.

3. Amicable. We are on friendly terms.

4. Not hostile; as a friendly power or state.

5. Favorable; propitious; salutary; promoting the good of; as a friendly breeze or gale. Excessive rains are not friendly to the ripening fruits. Temperance is friendly to longevity.

FRIEND'LY, adverb frend'ly. In the manner of friends; amicably. [Not much used.]


Naves Topical Index
Friends

Jesus calls His disciples friends
John 15:14-15

False friends, instances of:

Pharaoh's butler false to Joseph
Genesis 40:23

Delilah to Samson
Jude 16:1-20

The Ephraimite's wife
Judges 19:1-2

David to Joab
1 Kings 2:5-6

David to Uriah
1 Kings 10:11

Ahithophel to David
2 Samuel 15:12

David's friends to David
Psalms 35:11-16; Psalms 41:9; Psalms 55:12-14; Psalms 55:20-21; Psalms 88:8; Psalms 88:18

Judas
Matthew 26:48-49

Disciples
Matthew 26:56; Matthew 26:58
Hypocrisy


Naves Topical Index
Friendship

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Friendship

FRIEND'SHIP, noun frend'ship.

1. An attachment to a person, proceeding from intimate acquaintance, and a reciprocation of kind offices, or from a favorable opinion of the amiable and respectable qualities of his mind. friendship differs from benevolence, which is good will to mankind in general, and from that love which springs from animal appetite. True friendship is a noble and virtuous attachment, springing from a pure source, a respect for worth or amiable qualities. False friendship may subsist between bad men, as between thieves and pirates. This is a temporary attachment springing from interest, and may change in a moment to enmity and rancor.

There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.

There is little friendship in the world.

The first law of friendship is sincerity.

2. Mutual attachment; intimacy.

If not in friendship live at least in peace.

3. Favor; personal kindness.

His friendships, still a few confined, were always of the middling kind.

4. Friendly aid; help; assistance.

5. Conformity; affinity; correspondence; aptness to unite.

We know those colors which have a friendship with each other.

[Not common and hardly legitimate.]